Countryside Lincs 2019
Now in its fifth year, Countryside Lincs has once again seen record numbers of visitors. The annual one day event at the Lincolnshire Showground is a popular activity for local families and this year proved to be no exception.
The event organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society was held on Sunday 14 April. This year's attendance stood at over 4500 showing that local interest in agricultural activities is strong. The event featured all things farming, food and fun alongside trade stands and stalls that included local heritage organisations and visitor attractions.
The all-weather countryside show saw families and children of all ages get up close and personal with farmyard animals, try their hand at cooking, learn about Lincolnshire's rural heritage and have a go at new sports and activities. Attendees also had chance to taste locally produced food and experience an exciting schedule of entertainment in the Countryside ring.
Amy Clark from Louth said: "We've had a really good day, kids have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, they've made loads of things, tried different foods and really loved seeing the animals."
Amongst the younger visitors, nine-year-old, Amelie said: "My favourite bit of today was stroking the sheep!"
Jayne Southall, CEO at Lincolnshire Showground, said: "We've seen a surge in visitor numbers this year, which is fantastic. We're thrilled that so many families are returning to Countryside Lincs and enjoying all the activities we have on offer.
"Nearly all of the activities and entertainment on offer is included in the ticket price and we've had really great feedback about the variety of things to do; from biscuit decorating, sausage making, bike obstacle courses and archery, to ferret racing, tractor rides and the hugely popular sheep roadshow."
Rosie Crust, education and development officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, said: "We've made the show bigger and better this year, giving youngsters and their families even more opportunity to experience hands-on activities.
"One of our main priorities at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is to teach the next generation about where their food comes from and the significance of local agriculture and the countryside. We find that children are inspired when they experience it first-hand, which is why we encourage them to interact with the animals and taste local produce. We also find that our tractors are a big hit with the children and parents as they get to sit inside the huge machines!"
If you managed to miss Countryside Lincs, fear not as it was just a taster for the many activities that can be enjoyed at the annual Lincolnshire Show which this year takes place on 19 and 20 June. For more information and tickets visit LincolnshireShow.co.uk